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The Icelandic brewery selling pea and red cabbage flavoured Christmas beer
A Christmas beer made from green peas and marinated red cabbage has become a festive hit in Iceland. Made by a small Reykjavik brewery, the recipe is inspired by Iceland's Christmas dinner.
Lord Mayor of the City of London unveils a rubbish Christmas tree
The Lord Mayor of the City of London unveils a Christmas tree made out of waste at his official residence, Mansion House.
Music, not chocolate: Celebrate Swiss-mas with Geneva's top orchestra
From Vivaldi to Duke Ellington, from Tchaikovsky to Charlie Chaplin, from chamber ensembles to the full orchestra - there's a sonic celebration behind every door.
This year, why not buy a pencil that grows into a Christmas tree?
82,000 trees are cut down to produce pencils every year - but now we can reverse the cycle.
EU draft pulled after Vatican complains Christmas 'cancelled'
Italian conservatives had voiced outrage about the document, claiming among other things that it was “cancelling Christmas.”
Are the UK travel rules likely to change again?
More countries could be added to the red list before the next review, as Scotland and Wales call for a "four nations" approach.
Traditional skating in Moscow while the Bidens unveil the White House Christmas decorations
The famous skating rink and Christmas fair traditionally opened on the Red Square as the main sign of the upcoming New Year and Christmas. The theme 'Gift from the Heart,' has been selected by the Bidens for their first Christmas at the White House.
Santas deliver early Christmas cheer in Berlin
A group of Santa Clauses gathered in Berlin's Tierpark (animal park) on Sunday to kick off the Christmas holiday season
Forget wool this Christmas and look for these sustainable alternatives
Why you should ditch wool this Christmas in favour of eco-friendly, organic cotton.
COVID fears dampen trade at Europe's Christmas markets
The traditional holiday tree is standing tall in Frankfurt’s main square - but trade is quiet at the annual Christmas market. Covid fears and sanitary restrictions mean business is down 50% on two years ago. Many stall owners though are just glad to be open at all.
Austrian hotel selling drive-thru chocolate as fourth lockdown bites
With the tourism sector shut again, one luxury hotel in Vienna is taking to the streets to sell its world famous Sacher Torte cake.
Penguins post Christmas wishes to Santa
Zookeepers at ZSL London Zoo have been helping their resident penguins post Christmas wishes to Santa this week.
Berlin Christmas market opens while COVID forces others to stay closed
A Christmas market in Berlin opened on Monday, one of a few that will do so as the country faces the fourth wave of COVID-19.
Christmas at the Dickens Museum: Festive joy from a master storyteller
The Charles Dickens Museum has been a reflection of life in middle-class Victorian London since 1925. Each year it embraces the author's love for Christmas by putting on festive events and displaying new collections.
Christmas comes to the Champs Elysées as French pop star lights Paris
The world-famous boulevard's Christmas lights were switched on by French pop star Clara Luciani, the godmother of this 2021 edition.
Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens opens for Christmas amid virus surge
One of the world's oldest amusements parks has opened for the festive season.
These are the 5 warmest countries to visit in Europe this December
Visit Cascais has crunched the numbers to find the sunniest destinations for a short winter break - maybe even a Christmas one.
Kew Gardens' Christmas illuminations trail is sold out until January
Preparation for the world famous festive display takes a year of planning, 100 workers, and 25 kilometres of lighting cable.
COVID causes cancellation of popular Christmas market in Germany
Earlier this week health authorities issued a stark warning as 65,371 new cases were reported in a single day, confirming an upward trend that experts have been warning about for weeks.
Three famous German Christmas markets to visit instead of Munich
With Munich's market cancelled, we take a look at some others that are still planning to go ahead this festive season.
London lights up for the Christmas season
The now familiar Christmas on London's Regent Street have some company this year. Since 12 November, 20 iconic London streets have switched on their Christmas lights - all at the same time.
Christmas gifts for music lovers: Sonic suggestions for silly season
Vinyl box sets, photobooks, and books adorned with encyclopaedic knowledge of modern music. Here are some of the best gifts you can purchase for your nearest and dearest music lovers.
Have yourself a monstrous Christmas: Europe's scariest anti-santas
When Santa comes to town in these countries he brings a frightening accomplice.
Anti-racism activists stage demo against Dutch 'Black Pete'
Anti-racism protesters chanted “Kick Out Black Pete” at an event where children could meet the Dutch version of Santa Claus and his controversial sidekick.
-"Santa of Jerusalem" visits Sea of Galilee ahead of Christmas
Bringing presents and a tree, Issa Kassissieh, better known as the Santa Claus of Jerusalem, arrives in the Sea of Galilee on his kayak to bring joy to the children in anticipation of Christmas.
Paris department store La Samaritaine kicks off holiday season
The Parisian department store La Samaritaine unveils its first Christmas displays since reopening in June after a 16-year closure.